Unbroken is getting an unexpected sequel.
The 2014 biopic directed by Angelina Jolie told the checklist of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian who confronted harrowing experiences in World War II after his airplane crashed over the Pacific and he turned a Eastern prisoner of war. The film became per Laura Hillenbrand’s most efficient-promoting e book of the identical title, which chronicled Zamperini’s exact-life experiences.
EW has discovered that a sequel, tentatively titled Unbroken: Direction to Redemption, started capturing Tuesday under the course of Harold Cronk (God’s Now now not Unnecessary). The film will uncover the closing 1/Three of Hillenbrand’s e book, which became noticeably absent from Jolie’s adaptation, detailing the PTSD and alcoholism he suffered after returning dwelling from his wartime imprisonment. Zamperini credits Billy Graham sermons with restoring his Christian religion, which allowed him to forgive his captors.
Universal 1440 Leisure, a the production arm of Universal Photos Dwelling Leisure, and religion-primarily primarily based totally production company The WTA Group will co-execute the venture, with Pure Flix (God’s Now now not Unnecessary motion photography) distributing.
“Sooner than PTSD even had a title or prognosis, a ways too many World War II veterans savor Louie battled this invisible anxiety,” Glenn Ross, Total Supervisor and Executive Vice President of Universal 1440 Leisure, talked about in a assertion. “Unbroken: Direction to Redemption” shines a extremely fine mild on their struggles and how Louie turned a beacon of hope to us all.”
Invoice Reeves, President of the WTA Group echoed these tips asserting, “Audiences enjoy long wished to study the ‘second fragment’ of Louie Zamperini’s checklist dropped at life. How he found redemption, overcame deep private struggles and indirectly forgave his captors makes for an animated, magnificent film.”
Chicago P.D’s Samuel Hunt will big title as Zamperini, who died in 2014 rapidly before the liberate of Unbroken, while Graham’s private grandson Will Graham will checklist the renowned evangelist.
Christian audiences enjoy been previously provided extra impart material on a particular Legacy of Religion DVD, nonetheless right here is the first time this facet of Zamperini’s life will accumulate its private film. “Louie Zamperini’s checklist in WW2 is nicely-known from Unbroken the e book and film,” talked about producer Matt Baer, who furthermore served as a producer on the 2014 film. “However the particulars of his put up-war struggles and closing redemption are so stirring, they deserve to be taught in a stand-alone venture.”